Old Faulkner County rivals Mount Vernon-Enola and Guy-Perkins will play in the final round of the Class A Region 3 tournament at Greers Ferry Westside on Monday — but not in the game they wanted.
Both lost in semifinal games Saturday at West Side’s Eagle Gymnasium. Wonderview, the defending Class A state champion, downed the Lady Warhawks, 44-37, while Sacred Heart downed Guy-Perkins, 72-67.
According to the revised tournament schedule, the teams will play in the third-place game at 4 p.m., Monday. Four teams make next week’s state tournament field at Bradley.
At Magazine on Saturday, Conway Christian’s boys, the second-place finishers in 2A-4 West, reached Monday’s regional final at 1:30 p.m. The Eagles could face top-seeded St. Joseph, which played a late semifinal game Saturday night. That game is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday. Both teams have qualified for the 2A state tourney field at Marmaduke.
At Jessieville, Mayflower’s boys played in the 3A Region 3 title game against Harding Academy. The Eagles will play in next week’s state tournament at Riverview.
Results of late games will be updated at thecabin.net.
GREERS FERRY — After losing twice to Mount Vernon-Enola during the regular season, Wonderview’s Lady Daredevils had a trick up their sleeves when the teams met again in the regional semifinals.
The Lady Daredevils packed inside and used some gimmick defenses on MV-Enola star Katherine Bartley and she was held to two points — off a putback basket late in the game.
Bailey Zimmerman, who scored 21 points for Wonderview, hit three of four free throws in the last two minutes to help Wonderview hold off MV-Enola, handing the Lady Warhawks (31-3) only their third defeat of the season.
With the score tied at 18 at the half, Zimmerman led a Wonderview surge that produced a 35-29 lead early in the fourth period. Then, Emily Jobe, Shanna Smith and Bartley sparked a 6-0 run that tied the game.
Zimmerman hit her free throws in the final minute to give the Lady Daredevils, who entered the tourney as a No. 3 seed, a 40-37 lead in the final minutes after two free throws by Jobe. The Lady Warhawks missed a couple of 3-point attempts, had one shot blocked and Wonderview hit four straight free throws in the final 19.5 to pull away to the 44-37 win.
Heather Prowse led the Lady Warhawks in scoring.
GREERS FERRY — Freshman Taylor Ussery scored 20 points, including some baskets and free throws down the stretch, in leading the Sacred Heart Lady Rebels to a 72-67 victory over Guy-Perkins in a back-and-forth game.
Abigail Smith scored 26 points for the Lady Thunderbirds. Morgan Hooten, who had three 3-pointers, added 14 and Allison Brown 12. Alexis Hogan had eight points.
MAGAZINE — Hector, the fourth place team from 4East, came in on a roll after upsetting host Magazine in the opening game.
Conway Christian responded with an 80-74 victory that put the Eagles in the regional title game.
Trailing 35-34 at the half, the Eagles outscored Hector, 27-22, in the fourth quarter to pull away.
Caleb and Andrew Dather had 18 points for CCS. Tanner Stevenson had 17, Brandon Helms, 14, and Mark Belvardi, 10.
CCS overcame a 30-point performance by Hector’s Chandler Stanek.
JESSIEVILLE — Dane Richardson hit a buzzer basket to lead Mayflower’s boys to a 53-51 victory over Episcopal Collegiate to reach the Class 3A Region 3 championship game.
Episcopal Collegiate was the champion of 3A-5, the same conference as Mayflower. The Eagles entered the tourney as a No. 3 seed.
Mayflower had already clinched one of four berthis in next week’s state tournament at Riverview.
MAGAZINE — Conway Christian’s boys moved into the 2A West Region semifinals Friday night with a 59-49 victory over Decatur.
The Eagles placed three players in double figures and outscored Decatur, 20-7, in the second quarter to take control of the game.
Brandon Helms led CCS with 15 points and Mark Belvardi added 12. Caleb Dather had 10 and Andrew Dather nine.
GREERS FERRY — Abigail Smith scored 21 points and Alexis Hogan added 15 as the Lady Thunderbirds advanced to the semifinal with a 62-49 victory over Concord.
Guy led 33-25 at the half and expanded that lead to 14 points in the third quarter.